Monthly Archives: July 2019

A Bit of a Close Shave

A comment yesterday by RdM drawing attention to asteroid 2019 OK which passed 70,000 km  (less than twice the distance of geostationary satellites) from the Earth last week jolted me sufficiently to get me to try to re-activate the orbital … Continue reading

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The Global Empire of Tobacco Control

I suppose that it seems to me to be about as likely that Britain will leave the EU as it is that Britain will repeal the smoking ban. It’s not going to happen. Or at least not any time soon. … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Restoration

James Delingpole: This is one of the things that has been so enjoyable about watching the Boris Johnson administration in action. It’s like watching Odysseus returning to Ithaca and clearing his court of all the wastrels, louts, and spendthrifts who … Continue reading

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Weathervanes and Signposts

Oh dear. My Conservative MP has just revealed himself to be a global warming alarmist. From his emailed newsletter: Bill Wiggin MP trials fully electric BMW i3 to his summer surgeries At the recent ‘Road to Zero’ Parliamentary reception, sponsored … Continue reading

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My War With The Antismoking EU

No big surprise: Eurocrats Tell Johnson They Will Not Renegotiate Brexit Treaty So it looks like we’re heading for a No Deal Brexit. Unless the Remainers in Parliament can prevent it happening. And they will do their level best to … Continue reading

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Public Health Terrorism

I spend much of my time these days using equations of heat flow to construct elaborate models of the surface of the Earth. To be precise, I’m using this equation: If gives the heat flow Q through a column of … Continue reading

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Unfortunately Boris Didn’t Fire Matt Hancock

Boris seems to have been very quick off the mark to put his government together. Within hours he’d cleared out most of the Remainers, and replaced them with Leavers. And delivered an upbeat speech outside the door of Number 10. … Continue reading

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